Sondeka Awards Releases List Of Nominees

Creatives Garage is a cultural organization and hub for artists and innovators that allows them express themselves, network and learn from their peers. For years, Creatives Garage has, though its brand Sondeka Festival showcased and highlighted the vast wealth of imagination and talent that Kenya has to offer. 

This year Creatives Garage looks to award these very same artists and innovators with the help of the public via the Sondeka Awards. In order to get a nomination applicants had to fall under a selection of categories; Dance, Alternative/­Experimental music, Poetry and Spoken word, Traditional Art, Digital Art, Short Stories, Live Bands, and Online Radio and Podcasts. 

“Over the years I’ve come to realize that creatives need some form of recognition especially in Kenya where exposure is limited to a select few. We hope the awards will change that” Liz Kilili, founder and Chief Mechanic, Creatives Garage.

After a one month application period, Creatives Garage is delighted to present to you the list of nominees for public voting today, the14th of March 2017. Our panel of judges selected the final nominees from a pool of over 130 successful applicants. The criteria the panelists used to choose their finalists were: 

 

Selection Criteria

Creativity

technique, process

Execution

delivery, implementation

Quality of craft

professional output, look and feel, finesse (quality control)

Innovation

What new thing was brought into the table, was media was used to put out the work unique

Overall experience

How it makes you feel

 

Due to a very highly competitive nomination process two categories, Spoken Word and Poetry and Alternative/­Experimental music, have five nominees each while the rest have three

Inaugural 2018 Sondeka Awards Nominees

 

Sondeka Awards nomination list

 

Category

Nominees

Traditional Art

Winter Oirya

 

David Maina

 

Oscar Osumo

   
   

Poets and Spoken word

Nicole Akinyi

 

Michael Onsando

 

Mumbi Macharia

 

Tessy Aura

 

Stori za Kapedo

   

Digital Art

Wanjiru Thiong’o

 

Feysal Anthony Nair

 

Anne Gichuki

   

Alternative/Experimental music

Steve Biko/ G-cho Pevu

 

Abakisimba Troupe

 

Ayrosh N/A

 

L.O.T Group

 

Linda Girl Group

   

Short Stories

Mark Maish

 

James Gicheru

 

Mishi Khalid

 

LOLYNE ONGERI

 

Mwihaki Muraguri

   

Dance

Bboy Harry

 

Dancing Biochemist

 

Oneal Otutu

   

Live Bands

Maia Von Lekow

 

Tetu Shani

 

Grand Master Masese

   

Online radio and Podcasts

Omenerds Podcast

 

Sasabasi live

 

123sketches

 

Voting starts on 14th March 2018 and ends on 24th March 2018. To vote go to www.sondeka.org. Voters must select for all categories and can vote once a day for the next ten days.

 

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